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obama wins. he won the district in virginia where the congressman comes from. and they won the state of ohio. so they know that the american politics are diverse, ideologically, policy wise, generational. so they know, to be successful politicians have to operate within those confines, the people, ted cruz and others are self-selecting, self-segregating and coming up with this success that only relies on people who think like they do. >> howard, i'm not going to quit on this point. i like immigrants, especially people who come here legally and play by the rules. he did that. his father's from cuba. he just got here from canada. and yet he gets to dictate to everybody on the north, everybody's a minority. the blacks who were here for 400 years, at least a lot of them. are they americans? how do you get to dictate this stuff to america to your convenience. it's awesome. it's an awesome arrogance to talk like this, we americans. >> you don't get to dictate it, chris. and i think it's up to people within the republican party as well as democrats, as well as president obama to counter tha
. nothing in the plan will require you to change what you have. >> when president obama was campaigning for re-election the affordable care act had not been fully implemented and said this. if you are one of more than 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. >> today in the white house press briefing room, jay carney had to explain the president's poetry in prose. >> the president said, a very simple statement, using the present tense. if you like the plan that you have, you can keep it. period. >> again. >> if you like the plan you had in 2009. >> i understand what you are saying. i can simply say that -- that was consistent with what the president had been saying since prior to the passage of the affordable care act. it described. he was describing what was written into the law which is that we would, the law would grandfather in those who had insurance and liked it and wanted to keep it even once the affordable care act was implemented. and i understand that yeah, there is more to that story. because of choices that insurance compa
americans, we don't even have to be in the majority. it's just we who don't like barack obama who want our guns who don't want obama care, we're the real americans. so it's not as if we have a culturally politically diverse country going on. and we go back and forth in between who wins and loses in policy fights, it's about what ask the real america. i think it has tremendously deep religious roots as well. >> i didn't start out the way i am politically. i moved from right to left. and i began even in college or younger i thought we do need social security. everybody can't end up on welfare because they didn't have enough real savings out of their work. you need a program to get people to save. and you need medicare for people who don't have health. nobody could pay the health care costs these days on their own. and you need civil rights. you can't wait for the southern states to agree 3/4 of the states. there had to be measures to move society ahead. that's when i started thinking through the libertarianism as a kid. but when cruz offers this libertarianism for kids like we don't really n
calls of the leaders of allied countries could be about to end. in an interview president barack obama says that national security operations generally have one purpose, to make sure the american people are safe. but i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean it's what they should be doing. this is prompted by reports in germany that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of chancellor merkel's known in 2010. administration officials say it's not true and a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer and say the bugging of merkel's phone and soon after. a delegation from the european parliament visiting washington is worried about the surveillance of 10s of millions of its citizens and one report from spain suggests the nsa tracked 60 million calls in the country in the space of a month. >> we need to figure out why this kind of activity is happening and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt. in the end we are fighting a battle in terms of security and we need to get that balance right and
. >> when president obama looked the american people in the eye and said if you like your health insurance you can keep your current plan, period, no matter what, that was a bald faced lie. [ grunts softly ] [ ding ] i sense you've overpacked, your stomach. try pepto to-go. it's pepto-bismol that fits in your pocket. relief can be yours, but your peanuts... are mine. ♪ tomato florentine soup, it took a little time to get it just right. [ ding ] ♪ but finally, it happened. perfection. at progresso, we've got a passion for quality, because you've got a passion for taste. bill: minutes from now, the head of the agency said to be responsible for obamacare will be on the hot seat, said to be responsible we say, that is the accusation leveled against this group last week. at the top of the hour, the house ways and means committee inside that room will grill medicare chief marilyn tavenner. it is her agency. she is the only witness today that apparently hired contractors that put together a website that does not work for many. headlines from that hearing when it begins right here. martha: emp
has been to protect americans' social security numbers. so, for the record, is obama care website 100% safe from hackers who can steal americans' personal information, including their social security numbers? yes or no? >> we follow all the standards to protect information, including social security numbers. >> are you trying to say yes? >> am i trying to say yes that we follow the standards to protect information? yes, sir. >> you know, folks are confused and scared. they've heard horror stories and are now experiencing them firsthand, how can they trust the federal government to not only fix the website, but more importantly, give them the assurance that their personal information will be safe and their health care will be affordable, that if they want to keep their current plan, they can do so. the problems don't stop at the technical failures of a website. the real problem stems from the colossal failure to deliver what this law promised the american people. thank you, mr. chairman. >> all right. thank you. mr. rangel is recognized. >> thank you so much, mr. chairman. and welcome
. tonight millions of americans are learning they will lose their current insurance coverage. for the first time government official is apologizing for that botched web site. the jim avila in washington. >>reporter: for the first time the obama administration issued direct apology for health car care.govern. >> i want to apologies to you that the web site has not work as well as it should. >> but no pl ji for the latest dust up over obama care. >> if you lake your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> for 14 million americans who bay private health insurance that may not be true. the. >> now being told they can't. >> julie received a letter from her insurance company saying her private plan no longer exists. >> i'm not going to be the able to afford anything if i ever get sick. >> why is this happening? because insurance companies which offered cheap insurance like julie left 0out basic now required bio bama care. like hospital coverage. maternity. mental health or prescription drug. now forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie
, the worst predictions about healthcare reform in massachusetts never came true. >> the obama administration has come under fire in recent days after hundreds of thousands of americans received cancelation notices from insurance companies because their individual health plans don't meet minimum standards set by the law. >> people like choices, and as i said, some people want to have chardonnay out of a piece of crystal stem wear and some people want a beer out of a red solo cup. >> they apologized for the botched web site. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of now security issues are a concern, which could be worse than the technical issues americans have had on the site. >> we found out an end to end test hadn't been had on security, not functionality. >> mitt romney obtained the plan should not be used as a model for the country and this is crafted with bipartisan state. >> fox news. >>> the new head of the university of california system, janet napolitano. not everyone was happy about her visit. members of an emigrants right group are upset wit
of us. president obama and the first lady did what millions of americans did tonight, handed out candy. trick-or-treaters got a box of white house m&ms, jelly beans, a serving of dried fruit. they've got to do that, and a white house sweet dough butter cookie made by the white house executive pastry chef. not bad. >> that's the place to go halloween night. halloween is also an excuse for adults to dress up. that was matt lauer, the "today" show host running in a baywatch red bathing suit. all the staff dressed up. there we go. mr. t, al roker, laverne and shirley. >> that's matt lauer on the far right. >> that's odds. >> he stole the show. the theme this morning, retro tv for the morning crew. >> showing off those legs. >> happy halloween. thanks for joining us. >> see you tomorrow. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- matthew mcconaughey, horror film director eli roth, the music of the fray, and "jaywalking." and now, jay leno! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: th
is based on it was called obama care. your thoughts. >> absolutely. i think the first african-american president certainly has had a rough time overcoming some of the racial stereotypes and prejudices that many people have. but the reality is, chris, that a great disproportionate number of people who are going to benefit from the affordable care act are, in fact, african-americans. because they are in the lower income echelons of our society. so they're going to benefit by the expansion of medicaid and/or they're going to benefit by going into the exchange and the individual market because they're unemployed, they're disproportionately unemployed and don't have employer based insurance. or they're working for small struggling businesses that can't or haven't insured them to this point. and so there's no question that african-americans are going to enjoy a great benefit from the affordable care act. >> i love it. i love these polls because they put the big light on the fact that the right wing always says african-americans are on welfare and they don't want to work. in fact, people on w
vice president candidate before deciding on paul iran. >>> a big i told you so with more americans dropped by their insurance carriers because of obama care. republicans have been quick to point out they predicted this exact scenario back in 2010 even before that when the president was making a lot of promises that so far have not panned out. chief congressional correspondent dana bash has more. >> the gentleman from ohio, mr. boehner. >> reporter: march 2010 then minority leader john boehner came to the floor. he issued this warning. >> look at this bill! ask yourself do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have that you can keep it? no, you can't. >> reporter: it's just one example of a republican effort before the health care bill became law of the land to push back on this presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will take it away no matter what. >> reporter: that was the summer of 2009 during the heat of the health care legislative battle and so was this. >> on the is it
the american people to be impacted like this. >> i agree with cantor's criticism of obama care in the way it's been sold and rolled out. i think it's been sold on a lot on untruths, misleading statements, whatever you want to call it and i'll agree with you in the end, if the ends game that comes in five, six months whatever is actually beginning to work, it's a pretty good plan. >> also, let's again have a little perspective. was any program ever, ever sabotaged to the degree this one has been? i mean, it's been three years. it's not a bill. it's a law. i know the tea people think they know the constitution. i don't think they have read it. a bill becomes a law. once it does, you don't argue about it. that the now how they played it. they will filibuster. we will shut down the defendant. we'll go to the matt in every possible way and book to repeal it 41 times. really, that's the patriot i can thing to do about a program trying to bring health care to people in this country who don't have it? >> i have warned you nicely to leave the top of the pot and the boiling center coming out of you, i
plans to get hit by obama care. that could mean up to 93 million americans may get cancellation letters. are you one of them? hi, everyone. i'm brenda buttner. this is "bulls and bears." let's get right to it. here they are. the bulls and bears this week,
, percentage of americans with a favorable view of republicans after the obama care shut down, obama care rollout, the landscape with republican senator kelly, 365, the number of days until the 2014 elections. >> you're fired up. >> we have a better way. >> romney versus obama. been there, done that or maybe not? have you heard the one about vice president clinton or chr christie. this is "state of the union". >>> good morning from washington. i'm candy crowley. attorneys charged the man that opened fire at lax with two felonies. the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia killed hernandez. two additional agents were wounded. joining me now from austin texas is the chairman of the house homeland committee michael mccaul. congressman, thank you for joining us. in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is -- >> thank you. >> -- why did he do this? do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some notes that he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness, once again, kind of like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note that i read
's on the plate. the reason that americans don't want it -- >> mike doyle says that obama care will save him him money because he won't have to pay for his son's health care any more. his son is a full-grown man. >> my kid is 33 years old. he is eligible for a subsidy. we browsed that sight, and he can get coverage for half of what he is paying now and that's good news for us because i think my wife is paying his premium, so i think we will save the money. >> wow, he has a 33-year-old son who is still paying his premium. i have a 33-year-old son, i have news for you, i'm not paying your premium. obama care is supposed to help people by the young and healthy paying for >> i would like to h you, go to my website tell me what you think. or sign up for my facebook page and follow me on twitter. you can find a link to that and more. (vo) you are a business pro. maestro of project management. baron of the build-out. you need a permit... to be this awesome. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size
that and president obama and secretary kerry have substantial support from the american public from the penalize -- american allies. the saudi are on thin ice. they have very little public fort support -- public support in western urine. western europe. thank you for talking to us and taking on these issues today. >> egyptian president morsi appeared in public for the first time since being forced from office. he is in court being charged with the deaths of protestors outside of the presidential palace last year. >> the supporters of the deposed president mohammad morsi are outside of the police academy where the former leader is on trial. they say he was forced from office illegally and they demand that the charges against him be dropped. mohamed morsi is charged with incitiing the deaths of others. forces are on the streets of cairo to ensure that the trial goes ahead. public opinion about it is polarized. god will be on our side. the court will issue a verdict that will be for the sake of egypt and the egyptians to move forward. morsi was not fair at all. >> this trial has nothing to do with
if they put as much energy into making this law work as they do in attacking the law, americans would be better off. americans would be better off. >> welcome back to "hardball." i think that was the heart of it. that was president obama speaking yesterday at a health care rally up in massachusetts, the state made famous for his so-called romney care which was used as a blueprint to the affordable care act of the president's. the president is at war with republican who is have made it their sole mission these days and years to destroy the health care law. while the aca has certainly seen its share of glitches or problems, the gop has gone to great lengths to magnify and in many cases distort the issues. look at the latest headline in today's los angeles times. quote, another obama care horror story debunked. gwen moore a democrat from washington and jonathan gruber an m.i.t. professor in economics. he also served as an adviser to the white house and to congress on the president's health care plan. congresswoman, i want to start with you. i think somebody from mars would watch the cong
>>> this sunday, can obama care be cured? >> what a disaster, what a train wreck. how much obama care is hurting millions of americans. >> this is not about the website, it is really about health care. >> the troubled rollout and the major issues still unresolved. did the administration put election year politics ahead of implementing an effective program? is there enough time to fix the website problems before the program suffers major setbacks? can the government manage it all? this morning as even democrats are calling for changes, we take the debate out of washington and explain the impact this fight will have on people relying on the new health care system. >>> plus, a tough week for the president's foreign policy. new revelations about u.s. spying on allies, including the bugging of the german chancellor's phone. undermines critical relationships at a sensitive time. >>> and does the mideast trust this president? the fallout between syria and iran. the conflicts of global influences ahead. our roundtable is talking about politics and parenting this week after maryland's att
of freedom to say the american dream and prosperity is a path forward. president obama is offering more government. >> we're running out of money. give me an example. don't get wonky. a new fresh conservative proposal we're not hearing now that you think would be more attractive to one of these groups that is not voting republican right now. >> i think you see a lot of creativity around education reform at the state level, whether it's giving letter grades to public schools, holding teachers accountable based on student growth in terms of how they're learning, in terms of school choice or the dollars follow the students andÑi public schools, on-line schools, private schools, independent schools, dual enrollment programs. i think it's changing the way we teach. for example, in louisiana a child can start the day in public school and take courses throughout the day from providers. i think public education is a way to help empower every child in america get a great education. democrats are so beholden to teachers union they are stuck in a decades-old approach, top-down learning. that is o
to give american policy makers starting with president obama a decision advantage. what way are they leaning, what are they thinking, what turmoil is going on inside their government. we call that an intelligence business. there's a deal with five countries that they don't spy on each other. if germany and france -- let's stop on france for a moment. the deal with great britain was forged in the bombings of world war ii where we fought together. the germans can't say that. so if they want in on a deal like that, it's a two-way street. they have to show they've stopped all espionage in the deal. when france tried that, it didn't happen. >> are you saying other governments would do it if they had the means to do it? >> i'm saying the government does do it. >> in terms of the united states? >> in terms of what they can do. actually getting these platforms and gathering this information requires a lot of work, takes a lot of risk. in these case as what the u.s. is being accused of here, they to do it. brazil is the exception. >> john, thank you. >>> last night on "60 minutes" yo
obama. one of the issues on the table is the use of drones in pakistan. we'll talk about drone strikes, u.s. national security policy and pakistani american relations. but first this background. >> this young girl has never received an explanation of the drone strike that killed her grandmother who was picking vegetables in a large family field. >> killed in a drone strike that appears to be directed at her. her grandchildren recounted in painful detail the moment when she was blown into pieces in front of their very eyes. >> reporter: this is familiar i.d. card is all that they have left of the 68-year-old grandmother, the victim of an alleged u.s. drone attack in pakistan. her killing is just one example used at a press conference in washington, d.c. where two high profile human rights organizations teamed up to issue dual reports of victims of u.s. drone strikes specifically in pakistan and yemen. the story is far from an isolated incident. >> u.s. drone assisted strike killed 12 people in a passenger van . the target of that strike was an alleged militant. >> reporter: according to
america. >> well, fixing website glitches fix the affordable care act, and will enough americans sign up? that's tonight's inside story. >> hello, i'm libby casey in washington. as the obama administration races to fix the website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individ
. but the bigger issue is this, given that the obama administration knew in 2010 that millions of americans would lose their plans and doctors, why was the president repeatedly saying the exact opposite, with no qualifications? andy, it is great to have you here, i know you say one of the biggest jobs of the chief of staff is to determine what the president gets to know and doesn't get to know. so what do you think? did he know or did he not know? >> i can't believe he doesn't know. that doesn't mean he may not have known the first time he said it. but the words the president speaks at the white house, everybody knows is very, very important. so the process, the written speech is reviewed by a whole team of people at the white house, and from a whole cabinet that would have been involved in the policy. so this major speech would have been reviewed by the staff at the white house, a very senior job to make sure that the president knows what he is talking about. >> would you have let president bush go out there and say repeatedly, knowing that could be millions of people that could lose their plan,
talking about the american people. oldamerican people voted on -- on president obama. the number one job is to get this man out of here. they are not trying to help him. to tarnish or erase everything, even his name out about white house. rich, jacksonville, florida. -- how didm curious the affordable care act that romney had changed to the obama bill. ? the tea party is doing a good job of destroying everything that man could put out there. that is what they ran on. that is what they are going to do. host: this is political for you? caller: it is very political. with ted cruz and his family heritage, they have strange parties. host: let me ask you about the president saying i did not know about the website or the nsa spying. does that raise concerns with you? from attentionr deficit disorder. i do not use a computer. i suffer from thyroid cancer. with this comes down the pike, i am not going to be ever be treated for because i have a pre-existing problem. on the nsa issue, i want to show you headlines from the front pages of the newspapers. spying york times -- known at top levels. head
americans frustrated by the obama care website's problems, saying you deserve better and i apologize. today, it's kathleen sebelius's turn on the hot seat, facing a highly skeptical republican-led house committee. >> it's one of those classics. either you failed to plan or you plan to fail, and we'll seek answers in that regard. >> reporter: lawmakers will be armed with new evidence of warnings about the crippled obama care website one month before it launched. overnight, nbc news obtained this status report that's been submitted to congress from's main contractor, indicating cgi reported significant concerns whether the site was ready to go. one heading describes top risks currently open and says the testing time frames are not adequate to complete full functional system and integration testing activities. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people, and it is not acceptable. >> reporter: today in boston at the very site where former governor mitt romney signed massachusetts's health care law, president obama wil
my chest. no. ♪ what's in your wallet? you got any mustard in there? ♪ >>> well, president obama just wrapped up a speech preaching obama care in boston. he tried to do some damage control after an awful month of implementation. now, as we told you yesterday, millions of americans are being booted from their plans despite obama's repeated claim that that wouldn't happen. >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health carry plan, period. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. >> well, "the washington post" fact checker just gave that whopper four pinnochio, the highest rating, also known as a lie. but this isn't the first time the president hasn't been honest about what's in his legislation. remember this? >> that may be but it's still a tax increase. >> no, that's not true, george. for us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. >> merriam webster's dictionary. tax. a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes. >> georg
% of americans approve of president obama's work, 51% disapproved. first time in this poll more americans disapprove and approve and you approve of either major party, 22% say a positive view of the gop, only 37% favor democrats. after a difficult government shutdowns stretch for republicans democrats are now facing opposition over the botched rollout of healthcare about god and americans losing their cheaper insurance plans despite the president's promises. some democrats are calling to delay a key piece of obamacare and with that senate aides say chief of staff dennis mcdonald dean shoes of fixing and marilyn catheter are meeting with senate democrats this afternoon. president obama continues defending his promise that americans can't keep their insurance. stuart: if you are getting one of these letters just shop around in the new marketplace. that is what it is for. because of the tax credit we are offering in the competition between insurers most people are going to be able to get better comprehensive health care plans for the same price or cheaper than projected. you a
st. americans struggling to get through on the obama care web site. so you are never going to believe this one. actually, maybe you will. our next guest says his application went through, even though he did not submit it. now, how did that happen? a former president of the association for software testing. he joins us. ben, so what happened with your application? >> well, i had started an application and filled out much of the application and got to the end and there were the statements stating what they might do with the data. and i wasn't quite red dr. to submit it. so i clicked the option that said no, i do not agree to the terms of submitting this. and then left that page of later that day or it might have been the next day, i got a notification telling me that a decision had made. i went back into the system, and saw a notice and a letter that referred me to a state agency to continue the process. >> what was the decision that had been made? >> it appears that in this case i was looking for coverage for my granddaughter. and it appears that they wanted to refer me
to help the american people. what would help the american people is to get this done right. we would obviously embarrass the obama administration so much to take the site down they refuse to discuss it. but, the longer it stays up, the harder it is to fix it. it's hard to fix something if it's going 70 miles an hour. >> so to avoid embarrassment politically they decided we'll just put americans at risk, which invites my question, how at risk are americans by going on to this website? >> the former administrator of social security, he only resigned last february, worked for barack obama until then, said there are predators out there, both hackers and navigators, these people who are supposedly designed to help people access the system, who could literally steal people's data and sell it so that they could create mischief. the problem with the navigators, there are no federal background checks for criminal behavior. >> so they could have hired known thieves and criminals and they have no idea. nobody would have any idea. >> when we did the census in 2010 we did criminal background chec
confirms more than 2 million americans are losing their current health care coverage because of obama care. jan crawford uncovers new information on what could be a broken promise. >>> worldwide anger over nsa spying on foreign leaders. will the white house dump the program? >>> and sandy, one year later. new jersey governor chris christie answers victims who claim they are forgotten. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> obviously, you're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house under fire for nsa spy secrets. >> president obama saying that he was not aware until recently of spying on heads of state. >> but the "los angeles times" reports the white house signed off on the program. but the president did not know that raises serious questions. >> i've been imprisoned by allegiant airlines or over eight hours. >> passenger aboard the allegiant 1032 had to be on three different flights because of mechanical problems at oakland international airport. >> yes,
to pass this along to you. the continuing problems with obama care, the website is forcing the white house to push back the original deadline. americans have until march 31st to sign up and avoid tax penalties. the website to sign up has been plagued with technical glitches. >>> it's a story that's shaken up a community on the peninsula. an alleged drunk driver killed a couple out for their evening walk. a 54-year-old woman had health issues and now will appear in court tomorrow. her brother is saying she's not the animal she's painted out to be. >> reporter: the 54-year-old woman did not appear in court today for her arraignment on two charges of vehicular manslaughter and two felony counts of driving under the influence causing bodily injury for allegedly hitting another vehicle injuring two teenagers inside. friends continued to show up. moments after judge jonathan put the issue over because she was having a medical issue. his sister has no idea what happened thursday night and doesn't believe she killed anyone. >> is she an alcoholic? >> pass. she had a mental breakdown. she's going t
admitting that some americans may lose their previous insurance plans under the obama care law but arguing that that's not actually a bad thing. one of the president's long-time promises about his name sake health care reform plan -- >> if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. >> reporter: is coming under intense scrutiny as white house officials admit some plans will cease to exist under the law. >> it's true there are existing health care plans on the individual market. that don't meet the minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the affordable care act. there are some that can be grandfathered if people want to keep insurances substandard. what is also true is about americans who have insurance on the existing individual market, will now have numerous options available to them. >> reporter: president obama making an obama care pitch to young people who must sign up for health insurance by the end of march to avoid a fine. >> when you look at the number of young people who want health insurance but are having trouble affording it, the fact that we'
increasing fire as millions of americans face the prospect of losing their health insurance coverage. the very thing he promised would not happen under obama care. chief national correspondent jim angle takes a closer look at what's going wrong. >> reporter: not only were the administration's promises hollow, they may cause yet another problem with the website. as millions of people whose insurance has been canceled rush to stay covered. >> there are about 14 million people who have individual coverage. and the guess is in the insurance industry that somewhere between 7 million and 10 million are losing their coverage by the end of this year. >> i think that you can make a strong argument that that was one of the intentions of the law is to move folks from private plans onto government-backed plans. >> reporter: the administration now promises to have the struggling website running smoothly at the end of november, which could leave some 7 million people trying to sign up in the two weeks leading up to december 15th, the deadline for coverage by january 1st. putting a sizable strain o
, the obama administration knew for at least three years that millions, millions of americans would not be able to keep their health coverage. >> now, we know this morning is the president knew these letters were coming. >> the president kept saying, you know, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. your premiums will be going down. but, in fact, the letter is completing contradictory to that. >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. period. first, no matter what you've heard, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the reform proposals that we put forth. if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. i don't want to interfere with people's relationship between them and their doctor. >> as the law states, if you had a plan on the individual market that you wanted to keep, you could keep it, but the law could not order insurers not
that have plagued the obama care website since october 1st. thousands of americans across the country have managed to enroll in affordable care and some have found they're saving quite a bit of money. 57-year-old gail from pittsburgh joins me live. we appreciate your willingness to share your story. explain what was your enrollment process like and people are talking about the time involved here. what was it like for you and the time commitment involved in getting properly signed up? >> there was a lot of time needed to do it, approximately an hour, but it was time well worth it. and the customer rep was very knowledgeable, very helpful. >> and i want to talk about the time well worth it because it boils down to money and the savings that you're able to have now with the comfort of knowing that you have a standard of health care. so you were able to save a huge amount. from what i understand your monthly premiums have gone from $509 a month to a $70 plan, plus additional tax credits because you qualified for both -- it brought your grand total down to a measly $1.11 some. >> yes, it did. >
uncovers new information about millions of americans who are losing their insurance coverage under obama care. plus, one year after superstorm sandy, we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie about the recovery and those who say they feel forgotten. and the largest immigration fraud find in u.s. history. that's expected this week. john miller on the future for tech giant infosys and the man who blew the whistle. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. i was just reading a story in the journal about pediatricians, new limits on tv, internet and cell phone use for our kids. not supposed to be watching tv after dinner time which i know we do at home. new recommend decisions from our pediatricians. >> they had a limit of two hours. we were talking about that before. >> we never had tvs in the room. now it's a different thing. what's wrong with that? >> a quick congrat laces to -- congratulations to your hubby, chef jeff finished the marathon. >> thank you so much. it was exciting to see them good have a good show. >>> long time supporters of some of the most controversial
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a fantastic weekend. welcome to the "real story." obama care has a new problem. one that shutdown online enrollment in all 50 states. it happened yesterday when a data center critical for allowing americans to buy coverage simply went down. this comes amid new calls for the president to get rid of health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius just days away from her testimony before congress. wende wendell live at the white house. >> reporter: there are going to be tough questions for secretary sebelius when she testifies before a house committee on wednesday. sunday's shutdown came just a few days after she assured reporters that the online experience was getting better. hhs officials say a verizon data hub went down. it's supposed to be back up now, but white house officials admit the system is still not operating as it should. a couple of democratic senators say the website's problems are reason enough to delay the requirement that people who can afford health insurance buy it next year. new hampshire senator gene shaheen wants a couple months' delay. joe manchin wants the del
. he's not the normal dude that he wants you to believe he is. he doesn't care about average americans. and the fallacy in his whole push to win over the conviction crowd, anybody else who pays attention to this, knows that all along he's been going after president obama, and obama care. not once has he stepped up and given a solution to the 50 million americans who don't have health care. another thing that catches my attention is that over 10% of america's largest companies pay zero percent tax rate. i would like to know where the big target shooter stands on that. does he think that's fair for average americans? that 10 percent of meramerica's largest companies pay zero percent? never answers those kinds of questions because the conservative media protects those folks. cruz cares about protecting his big money corporate interests, and he's always at work. he wants those folks to put him in office. and you know what, as of late, there is no better example than his most recent stunt. pay attention, folks. ted cruz is blocking president obama's nominee for chairman of the federal commu
chancellor in berlin four months ago. did obama know that american intelligence had been monitor ing her cell phone calls as the two chatted amiably? president obama assured that the information will be only used to protect them. >> i'm initiating a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: the president's comments come amid new complaints among american allies. spain added to the list of countries accusing u.s. intelligence of spying on its citizens. joining france, germany, brazil and mexico. a european union delegation in washington claiming america has gone too far. the white house reaction has been calmed down. everybody does this. perhaps not as well, but they do it. those in the know agree that's reality. >> all great powers use espionage as a tool. >> they say the president didn't know about the spying on chancellor merkel and that she says is a problem. as for the president, in our interview he said he couldn't talk about that because it was classified information. jim avila, abc news at the white house. >>> the whit
of obama care may be the least of the white house's problems. for years president obama denied that the affordable care act would change health care coverage for millions of americans. in fact it was a key component of the president's sales pitch to the public. >> if you like your health care plan you keep your health care plan. these folks need to stop scaring everybody. nobody will force you to leave your health care plan. i don't want government bureaucrats meddling in your health care. your employer provides you health insurance on the job, nobody is talking about messing with that. if you're one of the more than 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. >> but now an nbc news report finds the opposite happens to be true. buried in a document from 2010 of obama care regulations, lisa myers discovered the white house officials were aware between 40 and 67% of individuals would not be able to keep their policies. yesterday white house press secretary jay carney tried to clarify the law and those past remarks from the preside
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